Bookshops make cities cool
“A good way to judge whether a city has the desired level of ‘coolness’ is to look at its bookshops. If there is more than one bookshop selling books in foreign languages on an extensive range of topics, from cookery to philosophy, if one can find what one is looking for there and, furthermore, if one is allowed to stroll through the books while having a sip of coffee from the...
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2009 Man Booker Longlist announced today
And the nominees are: The Children’s Book, by A.S. Byatt (winner for Possession) Summertime, by J.M. Coetzee (two-time winner: Life & Times of Michael K and Disgrace) The Quickening Maze, by Adam Foulds How to Paint a Dead Man, by Sarah Hall The Wilderness, by Samantha Harvey Me Cheeta, by James Lever Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel The Glass Room, by Simon Mawer Not Untrue &...
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Does Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince REALLY... →
I really can’t believe this is a concern. Is butterbeer even alcoholic? I always thought it wasn’t.
I'm grown up, but I'm still waiting for my letter... →
“Right now, a parent somewhere is reading Harry Potter to their child for the first time,” wrote Chase Hill, 23, in a New York Daily News article about his own obsession, even as an adult, with the world J.K. Rowling created. “That child will dream of a future birthday when he receives a letter in the mail from Hogwarts. To this day, around the time of the release of a new film...
The top 100 titles of 2008
Updated 1/14/2009 9:49 PM Compiled from the USA TODAY Best-Selling Books list: 1 Twilight Stephenie Meyer2 New Moon Stephenie Meyer3 Breaking Dawn Stephenie Meyer4 Eclipse Stephenie Meyer5 A New Earth Eckhart Tolle6 The Shack William P. Young7 The Last Lecture Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow8 The Tales of Beedle the Bard ...
How do graphic novels do in libraries? →
Alice: I simply must get through!
Doorknob: Sorry, you're much too big. Simply impassible.
Alice: You mean impossible?
Doorknob: No, impassible. Nothing's impossible.
Farewell for a few days, tumblr.
I shall be in Mexico until Monday. I hope my queued posts will provide some entertainment until then! Buenas noches!
Someone I can create a library with.– 1,001 Things I Want In A Lover: #447 (via booksbooksbooks)
‘Are there not moments,’ he asked William, ‘when you would also do shameful...– Umberto Eco - The Name of the Rose (via booktumbling) One of my favorite books of all time!